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Lehman Mayton Brinkley

June 24, 1934 — January 20, 2022

Lehman Mayton Brinkley, 87, passed away January 20, 2022 at his home.

Mr. Brinkley was born June 24, 1934 to the late Mary Effie Mayton Brinkley and Maurice “Morris” Vernon Brinkley in Creedmoor, NC.   Lehman was an only child as was his wife, whom he married in 1955.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He always instilled the importance of family and was the glue that held them together.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded by 3 children; Sharon Brinkley Whitfield, Martin “Marty” Brinkley and Timothy “Timmy” Brinkley.

Lehman is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Gayle Brinkley; 7 grandchildren; Jason Greene, Jeremy Shadrick, Ashley Brinkley McKinney, Brandi Brinkley Goodwin, Michael Brinkley, Brett Brinkley and Cory Brinkley, and 14 great grandchildren.

Lehman enjoyed spending time with his family and had a large garden full of vegetables every summer.  He was a retired Colonel in the NC National Guard, and he served as President of NC National Guard Association. He retired from John Umstead Hospital as a Business Manager and served on the Board of Directors of both Central Carolina Bank and Trust Co, and Granville Medical Hospital. He was a dedicated coach for Travel Softball Team, The Royals, for 15 years and served as a Deacon at Olive Grove Baptist Church.

A graveside service is planed for Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. For those unable to attend, viewing and signing of the registry book will be available today, January 25, 2022 until 5:00 p.m.

Flowers are acceptable or donations to Duke Hospice at Direct Giving | Duke HomeCare and Hospice (

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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